Mercedes Benz’s W120 and W121 were already popular car models. In 1961, the W110 with a 1.9 litre engine was introduced in the market to replace the earlier made W120 and W121 models. It was also Mercedes-Benz first foray to enter the market with a fintail design.
This model proved so popular that by 1965 a more powerful 2.0 litre twin carburettor engine model was launched. This was the Mercedes-Benz 200. This new car had inches of bakelite panel (a type of plastic, but a novelty then).
The Estate version was also launched almost at the same time. This new variant was produced by the Belgium distributor of Mercedes, a firm called - Importateur des Moteurs et d'Automobiles, who had a manufacturing unit at Mechelen (near Antwerp).
With some alterations to the rear axle, providing stronger shock absorbers and 15” wheels, this new model was labelled Universal. This new Kombi (stationwagon) variant was produced for two years.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|